The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Chronicle Review http://chronicle.com/section/The-Chronicle-Review/41/ Opinion & Ideas :: The Chronicle Review Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:09:29 EST <![CDATA[The Shrinking World of Ideas]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150141/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Shrinking-World-of-Ideas/150141/ In probing our brains, we’ve lost our minds.

]]>
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Why Go to Grad School?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149957/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Go-to-Grad-School-/149957/ Intellectual passion: If your studies fascinate you, they're not a waste, no matter what you do with them.

]]>
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Peace, Love, and Grandstanding]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149961/ http://chronicle.com/article/Peace-LoveGrandstanding/149961/ Under the guise of teaching and studying human rights, academics use university resources to engage in political activism.

]]>
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Beckett in Bed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149963/ http://chronicle.com/article/Beckett-in-Bed/149963/ The absurdist’s letters suggest a passionate engagement with his work and a workmanlike engagement with his passions.

]]>
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Encountering the Holocaust Through Art]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149959/ http://chronicle.com/article/Encountering-the-Holocaust/149959/ A professor meets the author of a graphic memoir she uses in her class.

]]>
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Retire Already!]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149965/ http://chronicle.com/article/Retire-Already-/149965/ Hey, you older, tenured profs, you’re being greedy and selfish, and your students would be better off if you left.

]]>
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Mind Maze]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149945/ http://chronicle.com/article/Mind-Maze/149945/ Neuroscience is almost 200 years old. Why are there no grand theories of how the brain works?

]]>
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Leave Me Alone]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149845/ http://chronicle.com/article/Leave-Me-Alone/149845/ We live in an age of networking and collaboration, but scholarship is not a team sport.

]]>
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Missing Chapters]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149843/ http://chronicle.com/article/Missing-Chapters/149843/ Roger L. Geiger has written his magnum opus on the history of American higher education. The only problem is he left out the last 74 years.

]]>
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Don't Be Dense]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149849/ http://chronicle.com/article/Dont-Be-Dense/149849/ Herding humanity into megalopolises is a misguided way to protect the environment.

]]>
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Literary Mavericks]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149841/ http://chronicle.com/article/Literary-Mavericks/149841/ How iconoclastic publishing titans like James Laughlin became an extinct species. 

]]>
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[What Book Changed Your Mind?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149839/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Book-Changed-Your-Mind-/149839/ The Review asked 12 scholars what nonfiction book published in the last 30 years has most influenced their thinking.

]]>
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Interrogative Mode]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149693/ http://chronicle.com/article/Interrogative-Mode/149693/ Whether it’s the "slavery question," the "woman question," or the "Ukrainian question," the answer often hinges on who's asking.

]]>
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Seeking a Climate Change]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149707/ http://chronicle.com/article/Seeking-a-Climate-Change/149707/ Dan Kahan says you’re wrong about the science wars.

]]>
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA['I Just Wanted to Hear Your Voice']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149691/ http://chronicle.com/article/I-Just-Wanted-to-Hear-Your/149691/ Watching students progress is a pleasure. But attending to them in their decline might be even more crucial. 

]]>
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Failure as a Muse]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149697/ http://chronicle.com/article/Failure-as-a-Muse/149697/ It turns out to be a crucial ingredient for literary success.

]]>
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Race and Panic]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149599/ http://chronicle.com/article/RacePanic/149599/ America has an unbecoming history of racializing epidemics. Ebola offers a chance to wise up.

]]>
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:43:58 EDT
<![CDATA[A Sane Face on an Old Insanity]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149595/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Sane-Face-on-an-Old-Insanity/149595/ Like the anti-Israel boycotts before it, this one applies an enlightened sheen to a bigoted logic.

]]>
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:43:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Speed Kills]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149401/ http://chronicle.com/article/Speed-Kills/149401/ How fast can human activity get before it becomes inhuman?

]]>
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Time to Imagine]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149395/ http://chronicle.com/article/Time-to-Imagine/149395/ Leisure requires and inspires rumination. Both are out of fashion.

]]>
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[With Friends Like These …]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149393/ http://chronicle.com/article/With-Friends-Like-These-/149393/ Heck of a job, American Studies Association. Your boycott of Israeli academe is undermining your greatest potential allies.

]]>
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Review: A World of Hurt]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149397/ http://chronicle.com/article/Book-Review-A-World-of-Hurt/149397/ A political history of pain revisits extreme personal and partisan discomfort.

]]>
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Through a Class, Darkly]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149399/ http://chronicle.com/article/Through-a-Class-Darkly/149399/ Strange academic dreams? The doctor is in.

]]>
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sanctuary for the Humanities]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149273/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sanctuary-for-the-Humanities/149273/ The humanities are considered arcane, of dubious practical value, and a lost cause—in other words, perfect for religious colleges.

]]>
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Review: States of Decay]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149257/ http://chronicle.com/article/Book-Review-States-of-Decay/149257/ A sensory history breathes life—and death—into the Civil War.

]]>
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Scoping Out the Future]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149271/ http://chronicle.com/article/Scoping-Out-the-Future/149271/ Feeding huge quantities of public data into algorithms, analysts seek in patterns today a glimpse of tomorrow.

]]>
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT